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News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Oct. 3, 2019

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The former Spearmint Rhino Gentleman's Club in Trenton, Wisconsin, has found an unlikely new life as the Ozaukee Christian School, opening on Sept. 16, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Kris Austin, the school's administrator, said the stripper pole had been removed, along with the leopard-print carpet, but the stage and bar are still there, and the building is still owned by the Spearmint Rhino chain, based in California.

It's an arrangement school leaders have had to come to terms with.

"Our take on it is that people are people," said school board president David Swartz. "We're sinners, too. Even though we don't agree with their business model per se. ... Now we're going to transfer that place into a place where boys and girls are raised to be our next leaders with character." [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/29/2019]


Jamie Quinlan, 12, of Louth, Lincolnshire, England, was bouncing on a trampoline in his friend's backyard in early September when a spring broke off and lodged in the boy's back.

Jamie's dad, Ian, rushed him to Sheffield Children's Hospital, where surgeons removed the spring.

"It took them about 10 minutes to actually get the spring out of my back," Jamie told Sky News. "The doctors said they had never heard of something like this happening with a trampoline."

He said he didn't realize the piece of metal had entered his back, but "All my friends looked shocked." [Sky News, 9/5/2019]

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